Monday, May 17, 2010

Andy Warhol.

''Andy Warhol'' was a legend in his lifetime. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1928 and studied at Carnegie Institute of Technology. He recieved his bachelor of fine arts and moved to New York City to become a commercial artist. He began to do work for Harpers Bazaar and Vogue. He began working on a process called silkscreening.
This silkscreening technique looks like printing with a bold graphic style that can either have many colors or be black and white. As he entered into the New York culture scene he began painting celebrity portraits. His work was reminiscent of the practices of artists from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Warhol combined business and art and had the ability to nose out trends of the 1960's.

His first one-man art-gallery exhibition as a fine artist was on July 9, 1962, in the Ferus Gallery of Los Angeles. The exhibition marked the West Coast debut of pop art.Andy Warhol's first New York solo Pop exhibit was hosted at Eleanor Ward's Stable Gallery November 6–24, 1962. The exhibit included the works Marilyn Diptych, 100 Soup Cans, 100 Coke Bottles and 100 Dollar Bills.

it was during the 1960s that Warhol began to make paintings of iconic American products such as Campbell's Soup Cans and Coca-Cola bottles, as well as paintings of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Troy Donahue, Muhammad Ali and Elizabeth Taylor. He founded "The Factory", his studio during these years, and gathered around himself a wide range of artists, writers, musicians, and underground celebrities. He began producing prints using the silkscreen method. His work became popular and controversial.

jerome quinert.


  1. i dont understand?
    the black space? underneath my name?

  2. Not sure if I love him or hate him. The "Think Rich, Look Poor" quote seems pretty obnoxious. But Warhol is certainly fascinating. Some of his work is undenialably brilliant as a comment on the nature of consumer society.